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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

List of Resident Birds

Each of these species has a significant population in the park for at least two months a year, but is not known to breed in the park. These "resident" birds are organized by their abundance as determined in the 2002-2003 Vertebrate Inventory. For definitions of residency categories or abundance categories see definitions.

Hit the name to see photos, hear song recordings, and get information about that species.

 

"Common" Resident Birds

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

 

"Uncommon" Resident Birds

Gadwall (Anas strepera)
American Widegeon (Anas americana)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaetus albicilla)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Cassin’s Finch (Carpodacus casinii)
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)

 

"Rare" Resident Birds

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides )
Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
Townsend’s Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Did You Know?

picture of sawmill sign

The mission at Waiilatpu had a sawmill supplying it with needed cut lumber. It was located in the Mill Creek drainage. Lumber was needed for the split rail fences and finishing the houses built at the mission.